News alerts: w/b 24th June 2017

Please find below details of selected public health-related news stories that were reported in the above week. ScotPHO is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked news articles / publications and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Please note that some of the linked websites may require registration, subscription or payment to view articles. For new publications relating to health protection and for updates on infectious disease and other outbreaks, please see the Health Protection Scotland website.

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Tuesday 27th June

ISD publishes a range of statistics:

More details: ISD Scotland.

These include:

  • Measuring Use of Health Services by Equality Group

  • Alcohol Brief Interventions 2016/17

ScotPHO publishes the June 2017 quarterly update of the ScotPHO website including previously unpublished data for:

  • Drugs

More details: ScotPHO publication summary (137Kb).  

Friday 30th June

New rules banning ads on junk food come into effect on 1 July 2017.

More details: Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) , Herald.


Profiles indicator updates: w/b 24th June 2017

  • Tobacco profile - Lung cancer registrations

For more details, including the complete list of available indicators, please see the ScotPHO Online Profiles Tool.


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